A bite-sized riff on the popular Arabian Gulf seafood dish known as al jasheed, these fried croquettes call for lump crabmeat and swap out the traditional rice for fluffy mashed potatoes.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School, Episode 510


Credit: Bobbi Lin

Recipe Summary

Makes 2 dozen


For the Mango Dipping Sauce
For the Croquettes


Instructions Checklist
  • Make the mango dipping sauce: Place mango, shallot, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, and oil in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. If sauce is too thick, thin with water, adding 1 tablespoon at a time.

  • Make the croquettes: Heat ghee in a small skillet over medium. Add shallot, bell pepper, and garlic and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cumin and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute more, then let cool to room temperature.

  • Place mashed potato, parsley, cilantro, yogurt, and shallot mixture in a medium bowl. Gently fold to combine using a rubber spatula. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Fold in crab.

  • In a deep cast-iron skillet, heat oil until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 350 degrees. Place flour, eggs, and panko in three separate shallow dishes. Use a scoop or spoon to form the crab-and-potato mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls. Dredge each ball first in flour, then in egg, and finally in panko, ensuring that each ball is fully coated; shake off any excess.

  • Working in batches, transfer croquettes to hot oil using a slotted spoon or spider, and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a a paper towel-lined baking sheet; season with salt. Serve croquettes with mango dipping sauce.